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Southern Poverty Law Center Almost Causes Mass Shooting

I hate having to post this article given the link it's coming from, but the SPLC needs to be exposed. In addition to several Christian right organizations, Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones have been listed on their hate group list and one of their supporters tried to gun down members of the Family Research Council last August. This is an extremely dangerous organization.

King of Fearmongers | The Weekly Standard
- Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center, scaring donors since 1971 -

"Last August a 28-year-old gay-rights volunteer named Floyd Corkins entered the office lobby of the Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian traditional-values group headquartered in Washington that condemns homosexual conduct and opposes same-sex marriage. Corkins took a gun from his backpack and fired three shots at building manager Leo Johnson, one of them wounding the unarmed Johnson in the arm before he wrested the gun from Corkins.

On February 6 Corkins pleaded guilty to three felonies: committing an act of terrorism while armed, interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition (he had bought the weapon in Virginia), and assault with intent to kill while armed. He faces a sentencing hearing on April 29 that could include up to 70 years in prison.

According to federal prosecutors’ statements in court documents, Corkins told investigators that he had intended to kill Johnson and numerous other FRC employees. His backpack contained 15 sandwiches from the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, whose founder, S. Truett Cathy, contributed through his family foundation to several organizations opposed to gay marriage, including the FRC. According to prosecutors, Corkins said he had planned to smear the faces of the dead FRC employees with the sandwiches once his shooting spree ended."

Corkins found out about the FRC from the ever-expanding (at least in recent years) list of “hate groups” tracked on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil-rights behemoth bursting with donor cash headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/king-fearmongers_7145...



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The title is "Southern Poverty Law Center Almost Causes Mass Shooting"

The Southern Poverty Law Center didn't almost cause a mass shooting.

A gun didn't almost cause a mass shooting.

A guy by the name of Floyd Corkins almost caused a mass shooting!

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SPLC a hate group.

We've been saying this for a long time.

I'm not getting this title at all.

I'm reading it like "Wounded woman almost causes rape for having worn revealing outfit", or "Abortion clinic almost causes mass deaths due to possible fire-bombing", or "Pedestrian almost causes accident for crossing the street near drunk driver". How is this title any different? Am I to understand that we're to blame the victim for causing this?

I'm sure I must be reading it wrong since this post has been up-voted quite a bit, but anyone care to explain it to me?

It's the SPLC.

One of THEIR supporters assaulted the Family Research Council.

They have a "hate list" on their home page.

If any one of us had a "hate list" we'd be SWATted like flies.

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